Off The Streets Bridgeport Invites You to Join Us for a VIRTUAL Enlightening Conversation

Wednesday evening, October 6, 2021, 7:30pm – 9:00pm EST

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Julie Leininger Pycior

Julie Leininger Pycior, Professor Emerita of History at Manhattan College, respectfully requests that you join her as she shares fascinating reflections from her new, award-winning book – a bestseller for Paulist Press – Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and the Greatest Commandment: Radical Love in Times of Crisis.

Endorsed by Bill Moyers; James Martin, SJ; Pope Francis biographer Austen Ivereigh; Thomas Merton scholar Christine Bochen and Dorothy Day scholar Anne Klejment.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House operates a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Danbury, CT., and Merton House operates similarly in Bridgeport, CT. Both cities house all-volunteer Off The Streets chapters dedicated to housing the homeless.

Professor Pycior has agreed to deliver her lecture gratis, as a fund-raising event in support of our mission of getting the homeless Off The Streets and into homes of their own. 

Accordingly, we request a small $20 sponsoring donation from all participants who wish to attend Professor Pycior’s lecture. If you are a student, you are eligible to sign up at a discounted rate of $10. Please be sure to sign up with your student email address; otherwise, you will need to pay the full price! All proceeds will be used to fund security deposits for the homeless. Off The Streets is a 501(C) (3) charity, (IRS EIN 27-0979787). All donations are tax-deductible.

To attend this special event, please visit our website, and click on the Donate Now button to reserve a virtual seat. Please make sure to include your name and email address so we can email you the Zoom meeting details prior to the event.

Thank you for helping us get the homeless, Off The Streets, one person at a time.

“People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.” ~ Dorothy Day

“It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as God’s will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them to believe you—try to share some of their poverty and see if you can accept it as God’s will yourself!” ~ Thomas Merton

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